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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Tuesday Drop in Corn Futures

Tuesday action in the corn market kept prices firm to higher until midday. The afternoon was spent exploring the red, before a light bounce into the close. At the settle the board was 2 to 3 1/2 cents in the red. March printed a 10 cent range for the day. 

This morning, Census showed 2.077 MMT (82 mbu) of corn was exported during October. That was down 22 mbu from September and down 48.7% yr/yr. It was, however, 129,000 MT larger than weekly Inspections. The season’s total through the first 2 months was 185.32 mbu. Census also had 83.77m gallons of ethanol exports for October, which is 21% below last year. 

Going into Friday’s USDA reports, the trade is looking for a U.S. corn carryout of between 1.170 and 1.350 bbu. Those surveyed were leaning toward a 56 mbu vs.  from the November WASDE. Traders have the Brazilian corn crop 300k MT higher on average, from 125 to 130 MMT compared to the WASDE’s standing 126 MMT figure. Argentina is anticipated to be 1.2 MMT lighter on a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Corn
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,475/2,250
First Notice Date
02/28/22
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
552,816 (-71,542)
783,985 (-55,869)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
360,350 (-13,372)
90,108 (-34,849)
Producers - Long / Short
289,403 (-55,475)
756,117 (-40,313)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
252,992 (-2,331)
17,447 (-1,820)
Managed Money - Long / Short
243,675 (+26,494)
49,686 (-10,760)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
116,675 (-39,866)
40,422 (-24,089)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
636-2 +14.46%
on 02/16/22
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+90-2 (+14.15%)
since 02/15/22
3-Month
584-4 +24.59%
on 12/16/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+142-4 (+24.33%)
since 12/15/21
52-Week
457-4 +59.18%
on 03/30/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+242-0 (+49.77%)
since 03/15/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 771-4
2nd Resistance Point 761-6
1st Resistance Point 745-0
Last Price 728-2s
1st Support Level 718-4
2nd Support Level 708-6
3rd Support Level 692-0

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52-Week High 800-0
Last Price 728-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 669-1
Fibonacci 50% 628-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 588-3
52-Week Low 457-4

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